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Old 05-05-2006, 12:41 PM
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shindaiwa vs stihl question

Hello. Has anyone tried out the Shindaiwa trimmer that is able to convert to a stick edger, pole pruner and other attachments? How does it stack up if anyone knows to the one from STihl. I am looking at both in the 4 mix or some variation at this time.
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:53 PM
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I have not tried that model out but I would personally go Shindaiwa or Stihl any day of the week!! JMO
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:32 PM
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Not able to answer your question exactly, but I run all Stihl and my former partner ran shindawa. My stihl had/has more power, but his was lighter. Neither of us ran the convertible type though, if you are talking about the split shaft models. I think they are too heavy for everyday use. My stihl fs85 can have all of the attachments at the head though (edger, hedge, saw, etc).
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:45 PM
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stihl 4 mix is awesome. u get in tall stuff and no loss of power at all it is a bear... i got the fs90r.. stihl is king
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:08 AM
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I have the shindaiwa split shaft and love it..I would definitely buy another shindaiwa should this one come up missing
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